Industrial manslaughter: Regulators get serious about jail time for safety offences
In October last year, Queensland became the first Australian state to introduce the offence of industrial manslaughter. Any person convicted will go to jail for up to 20 years and any company will be fined up to $10 million. While the ACT had already introduced this offence, this action by Queensland has now caused NSW, VIC and SA to seriously consider introducing the same.
This offence has been introduced to scare into action company directors and executives, and reflects a growing impatience by regulators with complacency toward workplace safety and, in particular, an ongoing acceptance that deaths at the workplace are unavoidable.
This webinar, Melissa Carnell, Senior Associate, Dentons will discuss the ramifications this ground-breaking change will have on attitudes towards workplace safety and what can be done by executives, safety professionals and lawyers to better protect themselves and their company.
Practical Guide to Termination of Commercial Leases
The recently enacted safe harbour legislation is designed to encourage informal corporate turnarounds for companies in the twilight zone of insolvency. However, as with any new law, there are potential broader implications outside of insolvency and a cross-over into employment, tax and property law.
This webinar covers some of the cross-overs with a focus on the termination of commercial leases in the safe harbour.
Exploring Unfair Contract Terms
Gilbert + Tobin's Tim Gole and Kirish Kularajah, discuss the law that protects individuals and small businesses from unfair contract terms, incl uding an update on cases and ACCC enforcement activity.
Practical Implications of the New Competition Law Changes
Significant changes to Australia’s competition laws commenced on 6 November 2017. The changes implement key recommendations of the Harper Panel’s review of Australian competition law and policy. Allens' Jacqueline Downes runs through the practical implications of these key changes.
Key Differences between the Family Law System in WA and the rest of Australia
Adam Somerville-Brown, Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist and Dianne Caruso, Associate from Kim Wilson & Co lead a discussion around the key differences between the family law system in Western Australia and the rest of Australia
Managing Personal Relationships in the Workplace
In recent years, numerous scandals have played out in the media regarding outside of work relationships between employees that have gone sour, and in some cases led to sexual harassment complaints. The #metoo movement has also seen a spike in reports of sexual harassment and an increased awareness about employee rights to be protected from such behaviour.
This webinar explores the risks for employers of workplace romances gone wrong, including what employers can do in advance to manage these risks.
Tips on Drafting and Enforcing Executive Contracts
Danny King is a prominent employment lawyer who has recently been recognised as the highest-ranking woman in Australia for representation of executives by Doyles. In addition to running her own firm, Danny teaches Employment Law at UNSW and frequently hosts and presents at CLE events in the industry.
In her webinar, Danny considers recent cases that are most useful in the practice of executive employment law. This takes the perspective of both the employer (and tricks that can be implemented to avoid traps), as well as the employee (and methods to undermine the employer’s case).
WHS liability for Directors, Officers, Managers
In this webinar, Athena Koelmeyer, Managing Director, Workplace Law, looks at the WHS liability for directors, officers and managers including:
• Penalties under the WHS Act
• PCBU, officers and workers duties
• Who is an officer under the WHS Act and how can officers comply with their due diligence duty?
• Some recent case law developments
Making better financial agreements in a post Thorne v Kennedy world
The High Court decision in Thorne v Kennedy (2017) FLC 93-807 added complexity to the laws relating to financial agreements. Jacky Campbell, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist from Forte Family Lawyers provides practical tips for financial agreements in the wake of Thorne v Kennedy.
A Practical Guide to Interim Family Law Proceedings in 2018
This webinar will give you a practical guide to initiating and running interim family law proceedings in the FCC, in light of Practice Direction number 2 of 2017, which came into force as of 1 January 2018.
A conversation with the Chief Justice of the Family Law Court
This webinar is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO, appointed Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia on 13 October 2017.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for 13 years. His Honour is the Australian representative to the Hague Conference on Private International Law Experts’ Group on Parentage.
In this webinar, Chief Justice Pascoe discusses his extensive international work in the Hague and elsewhere.
Setting up Australia’s first Indigenous list in Family Law
A conversation with former Federal Circuit Court Judge Robyn Sexton
Hear from former Federal Circuit Court Judge Robyn Sexton on what inspired her to set up Australia’s first Indigenous list in family law.
Robyn will be joined by Rick Welsh, recipient of the NSW 2017 Aboriginal Justice Award and current sitting member of the Law Society of NSW’s Indigenous Issues Committee.
Property maintenance obligations of the Body Corporate in QLD
Hear from experienced barrister Marc Mercier as he provides a practical outline of maintenance obligations for a Body Corporate.